Tauranga Bay Community Association
Purpose of group: A sub-committee of the Tauranga Bay Community Association was formed to work on CoastCare activities and protection of nesting dotterels from roaming dogs and inappropriate vehicle use on the beach.
About the group: In 2007 funding was received from Far North District Council to place bollards to keep vehicles away from the beach frontage. Reshaping and planting of spinifex and pingao was then undertaken to help restore the dunes. The group has erected fencing and signage to protect the New Zealand dotterel nesting sites on the sand spit and have worked with FNDC to have a no dog zone put in place. They also undertake pest control to further protect the wildlife.
Contact: Mary and Monte Woodworth